PLG Nonfiction Book Group

Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Nonfiction Group (PLG) discusses The Skies Belong to Us


Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in PLG to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, covering a variety of genres. For February, the book group reads The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan l. Koerner. In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. These criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when shattered Army veteran Roger Holder and mischievous party girl Cathy Kerkow managed to commandeer Western Airlines Flight 701 and flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom a heist that remains the longest-distance hijacking in American history. More than just an enthralling story about a spectacular crime and its bittersweet, decades-long aftermath, The Skies Belong to Us is also a psychological portrait of America at its most turbulent and a testament to the madness that can grip a nation when politics fail.

Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

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632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307886118
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Broadway Books - June 17th, 2014

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